Chateau Pegau Maclura 2016 (France: Rhone, Southern) (ID# 3216)

Name Chateau Pegau Maclura 2016 (ID# 3216)
Varietal Cotes du Rhone
Region France: Rhone, Southern
Notes "A blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 10% Mourvèdre, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Maclura was still aging in vat during my June visit. It features outstanding aromas of crushed stone, violets, cherries and raspberries, but it remains a bit tight and tart on the medium-bodied palate; more élevage certainly seems as if it will be beneficial. The wine finishes lively and long." (Wine Advocate) Drink 2020-2025.

Additional Notes

"A pleasant whiff of barnyard lends savory tones of earth and animal to crisp blackberry and plum flavors. It's an opulent, slightly warming wine with a plummy, voluminous mouthfeel that's vibrantly balanced by fresh acidity. The finish is moderately long, lingering on hints of sun-dried thyme, lavender and grippy tannins. Enjoy now–2025." (Wine Enthusiast)



Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
WA: 90 pts -92 points
WE: 91 pts Editors' Choice  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
14.0 Full None Organic

DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine